No sooner out of Edinburgh than a lorry on the M8 threw up a chip that cracked the windscreen on our weeks-old car. Bah!
We didn’t let it bother us and had a leisurely drive in glorious sunshine past Loch Lomond. Tip: to really enjoy autumn colours invest in a pair of brown-tinted sunglasses – they enhance greens and browns no end.
Got to the Balinakill Country House hotel in the early evening and lit the log fire in our room.